For years, Israel has tried to claim that the historic city of Jerusalem was its capital, but most nations recognize Tel Aviv as the Jewish country’s capital. Much of this controversy is centered over Muslim claims to Jerusalem.
There is no doubt that President Barack Obama has gone out of his way to distance Israel from the close relationship the two countries have had in the past. Obama has even stated publicly that Israel should return to its pre-1967 borders and give up large areas of land to the Palestinian Authority, knowing at the time that this was not a negotiable item with the Israeli leadership.
Last year, the Obama administration abandoned Israel in favor of the Palestinians. Obama vowed to block or veto any United Nations’ measure to recognize Palestine as a free state. However, he then turned around and had the U.S. vote to accept Palestine as a full state in UNESCO.
When Obama met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy last year, an open microphone caught a conversation that was thought to be private between the two leaders. Speaking about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Sarkozy told Obama:
“I cannot stand him. He is a liar,”
Responding to Sarkozy’s statement, Obama replied,
“You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!”
Not only did the U.S. endorse and encourage the militant Muslim Brotherhood to oust former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, but Obama personally congratulated them on winning the presidential election in Egypt. But that shouldn’t be surprising since Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s closest aid, Huma Abedin, has close family ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood has joined other Muslim nations in declaring their desire to see the nation of Israel destroyed and wiped off the face of the earth.
Just a couple months ago, President Obama overrode Congress and sent millions of dollars to the Palestinians. These are the same people that support groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, who, like the Muslim Brotherhood, have vowed to annihilate the nation of Israel.
All this said, on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked a question about Israel’s capital. USA Radio Network reporter Connie Lawn asked Carney:
“What city does this administration consider to be the capital of Israel – Jerusalem or Tel Aviv?”
Carney tried to sidestep the question, but WND reporter Les Kinsolving joined in trying to press him to answer. Watch the video below as Carney continually two steps to avoid answering a question which he obviously knew the answer for.
This is just another in a long line of examples that shows the Obama administration’s distaste for Israel and the Jewish people. But then what would you expect from the United States first Muslim president?